社评 1210 李柯克的微笑
李柯克老先生今年九十六岁 ，他是美国光纤网路之创始人， 早年曾经参加美国曼哈顿计划 ，七十年前成立了首家独资之电讯公司， 并且获得联邦政府之执照 一直経营至今 。
我和李柯克先生特别投缘， 十多年前因為电视台发射问题找到他， 并且把美南电视台节目也加入在他们公司旗下 ，凡是该公司订户皆可观看我们二十四小时节目 。
因為他的名叫李，与我同姓， 因此他常称我们是亲人并称呼為表兄弟， 我们常常在週二中午到澳洲牛排馆午餐 ，每次都点烤红薯、 三文鱼 、沙拉 、午餐时谈及他过去之「辉煌」， 他告诉我他的养生之道是每天喝三杯蜂蜜加苹果醋， 但只吃一顿正餐 。一直到现在， 他経营之电讯公司在大休斯敦地区埋有数百万哩的光纤， 价值数十亿美元， 但他不欠银行一毛钱， 许多公司希望以高价购买， 但是七十年来他不為所动 ，他常拍拍胸脯对我说 ，“这家公司是我百分之百拥有。 ”他真是美国企业界之异数 ，换了其他人早被收购 ，数亿元进袋了。
My Cousin Lee Cook
Lee Cook is 96 years old. He is the founder of the Phonoscope optical fiber network in the United States. In his early years, he participated in the Manhattan Project. Later, he founded the first telecommunications company 70 years ago and obtained a license from the federal government. He has been doing business ever since up until the present day.
I met Lee Cook more than ten years ago because our TV station was having some issues. Later, our STV programs were added on to his network and all subscribers can now watch our programs 7/24.
Because his first name is Lee and my last is Lee, he often calls me “Cousin Lee.” Sometimes we go to lunch at the Outback Steakhouse. Every time he always orders salmon salad and sweet potatoes. At lunch time, he talks about his past “brilliance.” He said to maintain good health, you have to drink three cups of honey and apple cider vinegar every day.
Up until today, his company doesn’t owe any money to the bank. Many companies have wanted to buy him out, but Lee Cook refused to sale.
Just one month ago, we celebrated the 20th year anniversary of the International Trade Center at the Hilton America Hotel. We invited him as a VIP and awarded him for his contribution to society in the ceremony. He proudly took the trophy from Secretary Elaine Chao. He was laughing and had some tears in his eyes. Afterwards, many guests came one after the other to congratulate him, and there were many beautiful women hugging and taking photos with him.
A few days after the event, I received a text message from my old friend that said, “Chairman Lee, I have never seen Mr. Lee Cook so full of joy and so happy as he was that night.” I was so moved and the feeling was from the bottom of his heart.
今年我们庆祝美南国际贸易中心二十週年， 我们请他来做為贵宾并颁发电讯事业特别贡献奖， 他以近百高龄走上台前， 在赵小兰部长手中接下了这份奬杯和奖状 ，我看他笑得非常开心， 眼眶似泛泪光 ，走下台后 ，许多宾客纷纷上前祝贺， 并且有许多美女之拥抱合摄留影， 他笑得很开心。
几天前我接到那天和他同桌的友人来了一段短信并写到”李主席 ，我似乎从未看过李柯克这些高兴过， 当晚他一直笑口长开 ，拥抱美女， 有如返老还童之感，“读后我也有同感 ，这世界上之真情是发自内心的。